The Top 7... WTF?! Endings

Oct 22, 2007

The hard part's over. You've finished every mission. You've collected every power up. You've beaten every boss. You've saved the world and probably a few princesses to boot. Now all you want is your reward - some long awaited, richly deserved resolution.

You won't find it here.

No, these seven games have that other kind of ending. The kind that mocks you, disappoints you, angers you and just plain baffles you all at once. The kind that answers nothing but adds a maddening amount of mystery to everything. The kind that leaves you staring at the screen, dumb founded, waiting for the real conclusion to begin. The kind that could only have been written in a bar, an executive boardroom or some developer's dream journal.

In other words, these are endings that make you go, WHAT?! THE?! F--... well, you get the idea.

Painfully Obvious Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD.


The ending.

Where to begin? The last mission takes place in a steamy alien bathhouse, overflowing with naked extraterrestrial ass. The hero wins the battle, only to trip and fall in a hole. Some guy rescues him and then kicks him in the face, possibly killing him. Next, the final boss is defeated through a breathtaking combination of crawling and lever pulling. Finally - and here's where things get weird - a pterodactyl shows up and saves the day. Cue elevator music. End scene.


According to its reclusive French creator, the ending to Out of this World was left intentionally ambiguous, like classic film or literature. Okay, but was it also left intentionally hilarious? Because no matter how emotionally attached we are to the game's protagonist, we can't help but laugh at his ridiculous fate. We're sorry.


Top 7


  • Grivien - January 31, 2013 6:08 p.m.

    Those are a lot of WTF endings. Bioshock 1 is a bad ending for good. It had to be good or bad. But they went too far in the good. He dies in a sickening lifetime movie thing for good. I was like WTF? Why the hell did you kill him off! Good does not automatically equate dies! The bad were he hijacks a nuclear sub with a splicer army. Personally, I liked the hijacking a nuclear sub. :) It was at least evil and logical. But it does'nt really reflect the depth of the game. And the good ending does'nt reflect the sheer ammount of unfortunate Protectors who were killed to get all the little sisters. Bioshock 2 was far worse. You die whatever happens with that. It's firetrucking moronic! It's one of the most braindead endings ever! There is NOTHING stopping them having a happy ending. NOTHING! Get to to surface. Everyones happy! But nope. They kill him off. Because it written by a firetrucking moron. The same moron that thought the reward for being good was to kill Jack. Bioshock 2 should be there. Fortunately, the same moron was let nowere near the Minervas Den DlC. Sigma lives in that. Thank goodness. Some of the most WTF endings are in Drakengard 1 and 2. Drakengard 1s are on a whole new level of insane.
  • Hairyape - March 17, 2011 1:47 a.m.

    lol the ending to MGS2 was a bit complex but it was easy enough to understand
  • ShokuaHyuga - December 18, 2010 9:24 a.m.

    The creators on the NG series TSAH said it best when they said, "Master Chief, what are doing in that ship?" "Sir, creating a pointless cliffhanger that will cause millions to buy Halo 3 upon its release."
  • TheWerebear - September 30, 2010 midnight

    I don't know about the rest of you but when I was a kid I thought the most WTF!?!? ending in video games in Ocarina Of Time. You, a child are tasked with saving the world. You travel through TIME, battle crazy insane monsters, travel the freakin' world, put up with the WATER TEMPLE, beat Ganon, save Hyrule (probably the world as well) and Zelda and then 'Hey, thanks for saving the ass of everybody alive, I think it would be best if you went back in time to be a little kid again and forgot about this whole thing.' Oh, and by the way. You don't get a fairy anymore.
  • 2cute2Bcruel - September 25, 2010 2:57 a.m.

    I liked the BG&E summary. Also, Monster Party is one of the strangest games of all time. The fact that it's not a straight-up survival horror game works in its favor. Because who would ever expect a game on the family-friendly NES to be that twisted?
  • ThePeanutGangsta - July 26, 2010 2:55 a.m.

    One WTF moment for me was in fallout 3 though, you have to admit, you blow up an enclave base with a super mutant (who has a mini-gun)that you rescued just before that actually, the president turns out to be a super-computer.then you fight even more enclave with a massive robot that they happened to fix conveniently when you come along. then you go to the water purifier kill 3 more enclave soldiers, one of whom is the lietenant or whatever rank he is then you either die of radiation poisoning or let some poor girl die. I mean, what the hell? was I the only one annoyed by that?
  • xAL1ENx - June 26, 2010 6:21 a.m.

    BEST...VIDEO...GAME...ENDING......EVER!!!! Definitely has to be the end of the PC game STONEKEEP! When you finish the game & roll through the credits, aside from some funny stuff there is a recipe for Tim Cain's Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins (They're the Shadowking's favourite!) After I finished the game I HAD to try them. They really are awesome - moist & chocolaty & even better the second day! Mmmmmmm...Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins...think I need to go make some now...
  • kavemanr - February 17, 2010 12:24 a.m.

    I really thinks borderlands was like these. Guardian angel-"WOW! i knew you could beat the giant genitals that just came out of the place were i said there was treasure. O and look you missed the deadline for the Vault! Looks like you will never find awesome treasure! And one more thing- im a satellite!" that last bit makes you think- wow was she really just being controlled by some fat guy with a computer or sumthing??
  • Grivien - January 31, 2013 6:12 p.m.

    Borderlands 1. That was the biggest load of crap I have ever seen. It's firetrucking lame! Absolutely pathetic! But then, borderlands is onyl good for 1 playthrough. it's boring adn tedious after that.
  • FanofSaiyan - January 31, 2010 6:18 p.m.

    How about Super Smash Bros. Brawl's story mode ending... SONIC PWNS TABUU!!!
  • sleepy92ismypsn - January 25, 2010 8:45 p.m.

    how about every twisted metal 3 and 4 endings FTW??
  • PatHan-bHai - March 10, 2013 9:10 a.m.

  • phgreat1 - January 13, 2010 11:39 p.m.

    I understood the ending of Metal Gear Solid 2.
  • Icehearted - December 4, 2008 7:33 a.m.

    I am so glad you mentioned Halo 2. The absolute worse thing passed off as an ending ever. It was so bad that I cannot bring myself to even care about Halo 3. I have never played it, read maybe two reviews on it but have otherwise simply avoided it because I'm still really raw about the way the last one punched me in the gut. I know I'm just one angry customer in a sea of salivating fanboys that bought it in a hurry when it came out, and that my opinion is absolutely worthless, but nobody ever said honesty was easy. To each and every one of you that bought the game despite the fact that Bungie gave you the finger the last time, I salute you. It's the gaming equivalent of Bush winning his second term. Kudos on justifying every thing they've done to screw their customers over.
  • Black_X_1111 - November 8, 2008 3:30 a.m.

    Only 3 of the 7 Dead or alive videos work. I'm being starved of half-naked girls. oh, lol, ReCaptcha wants me to type property clothed. How relevant.
  • pimlicosound - September 30, 2008 11:12 a.m.

    Surely "Eternal Sonata" should feature here. You defeat Count Walz then for no reason whatsoever Legato swallows the super potion, transforms into a dragon monster, rips a hole in space time and escapes into another dimension. When you've beaten monster Legato, you have to fight your own party leader, Chopin. Then he gives up. And then things get really weird. Something about a perpetual dream loop and Chopin resolving his life and his conscience while dying, making a choice, being set free, saving the world, remaking the world, everything going back to the beginning and, of course, making not an ounce of sense.
  • Face0324 - September 30, 2008 7:21 a.m.

    halo has one of the bigest disappointments, i absolutely loved the first one but the 2 and 3 one just made an epic game story into a mindless shooter , and btw why did the black sgt look completely different in each game
  • NullG7 - September 30, 2008 12:01 a.m.

    WTF LOL these are just stupid
  • lynx987 - September 29, 2008 11:05 p.m.

    the monster paty 1 wont work gay
  • thephntm - December 2, 2008 5:18 p.m.

    wtf is wrong with the dead or alive vids?

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